Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 184,618
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $14.28 (9/19/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 S$1 MS obverse 1842 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although more easily obtainable in Mint State than the preceding two issues in this series, the 1842 is anything but common above the AU grade level when viewed in the wider context of U.S. numismatics.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1842 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 265 325 375 450 730 730 1050 1175 1525 1850 2450 2675 3350 5400 13150 86000 - - - - -
$ 785 1150 1300 1700 2050 2700 2950 3650 6250 20700 92000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 552
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
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5/26/1997 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0948, 948/Lot# 1635 $261.60
7/27/2002 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 8711 $1,265.00
9/6/2004 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 913 $575.00
3/21/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #31, 35/Lot# 710 $816.50
2/3/2011 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1152/Lot# 8483 $862.50
11/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 9628 $705.00
10/27/2013 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 141478 $507.10
7/4/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21354 $661.53


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3395423502597715894105112041296142515051799240128854126707790071175422969359781
133404449533636774946110212341339145116031999256232985109772099221549227305359780
00000094611021234133914511603199925623298510977209922154922730500
000000998115312651382147817012200272337126093836310838192303164100
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2885
Owner: K M Lust
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1425
Owner: G & R coins
 
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